Math Refresher for Adults: The Perfect Solution (Mastering Essential Math Skills)

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Math Refresher for Adults: The Perfect Solution (Mastering Essential Math Skills)

Math Refresher for Adults: The Perfect Solution (Mastering Essential Math Skills)

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Discussions that will get the grey matter working are covered along with great illustrations that break up the text nicely. This is the story of how humankind has come to its understanding of the bizarre world of symmetry - a subject of fundamental significance to the way we interpret the world around us. As in Fermat's Last Theorem, Simon Singh brings life to an astonishing story of puzzles, codes, languages and riddles that reveals man's continual pursuit to disguise and uncover, and to work out the secret languages of others. Unfortunately Ramaujan died at the young age of thirty two but not without making his mark on the mathematical world as did his friend and collaborator G H Hardy!

books, as they are referred to by fans of Martin Gardner, contain 144 wonderful puzzles from the reigning king of recreational mathematics. Hofstadter links psychology, biology, physics, linguistics and logic together with the music of Bach, Escher's art and the maths theorems of Godel to help shed light on one of the greatest scientific mysteries of the modern age that is what are human thought processes. Snowflake, Seashell, Star is an incredible celebration of the overlaps between mathematics and art, learning and play, concentration and calm. In this book, Professor Ogilvy demonstrates the mathematical challenege and satisfaction to be had from geometry, the only requirement being two simple implements (straight-edge and compass) and a little thought.It covers every aspect of studying for a mathematics degree, from the most abstract intellectual challenges to the everyday business of interacting with lecturers and making good use of study time. Journey through Genius displays how the world's greatest mathematicians today and back throughout history have dealt with and presented their theories. Here we offer some suggestions of books students may wish to read before and while studying for a Maths degree.

We used to all be in the same room together but because of coronavirus everyone's off separately having their make-up done so we don't see each other as much. Fermat's Last Theorem written by Simon Singh tells the story of how the theorem frustrated mathematicians for centuries plus how it was eventually solved. Lara Alcock knows what she is talking about having been there done that herself in terms of studying for a Maths degree and subsequently lecturing in Maths too.It's fascinating to read how mathematics has evolved and changed over the centuries going right back to Ancient Egypt through time to Plato, Aristotle and through to the present day. But if you can free your mind from standard problem solving techniques, you may be receptive to an aha!

Those students ready to move onto higher Maths study will find this edition not only useful but also fascinating. Written by Robin J Wilson a senior maths lecturer the book does a grand job at explaining the theorem along with relating the story of the mathematicians who tried, sometimes unsuccessfully, to prove it. There is a detailed commentary at the end of the book, giving solutions and explanations, together with the occasional follow-up problem. When you have a newborn, and especially when you have a toddler as well, you don't have time for a shower.Clegg explains infinity from its origins in thought centuries ago through to how it is used today in maths and science. It's fascinating stuff, while the author G H Hardy is a mathematician of note who specialised in number theory and analysis.

The book is written by Dr Lara Alcock who is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at Loughborough University.To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. Extremely funny and utterly unusual, this book comes complete with historical curiosities, extensive footnotes and never-before-seen diagrams of Babbage's mechanical, steam-powered computer.



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